Monthly Archives: May 2009

It is Harmful to Fall Sick in May

Just as we have a warning on cigarette packets that states, “Cigarette smoking is injurious to health”, we need to popularize another rule that says, “It is harmful to fall sick in May”. Let’s look at these two scenarios. Scenario 1: You have a cough and some cold and fever. You go down to your […]

The Daya Gada Laugh

One laugh. One laugh that has the power to change so many lives and fortunes. So first, about the laugh! It is not easy to describe this laugh in words. At first hear, it almost sounds like a donkey braying, but that’s obviously what it is not! The laugh actually starts a little softly, but […]

The Generational Language Divide

My tube-light finally stopped flickering today! Whenever I have sat with feedback and comments from readers and friends, I’ve often felt the presence of a half-explained, ill-formed thought, swirling in the nether-regions of my mind, without clear definition and form; a thought that finally surfaced yesterday, as an obvious realization, when short of ideas for […]

What to Do When Someone Blocks Your Building Gate with His/Her Car- A Collaborative Primer

Among situations that cause instant angst, perhaps none stokes my temper as much as finding my building gate blocked by a car that prevents me from leaving or entering, depending on whether I am going out or coming back home. This is the time when most of us will completely lose it and try to […]

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As the present now Will later be past The order is Rapidly fadin’ And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin’ Bob Dylan, “The Times They are A-Changin” You can […]